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State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Purchases 6,055 Shares of Worthington Industries, Inc. (WOR)

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its position in Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WOR) by 20.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 35,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 6,055 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Worthington Industries were worth $1,244,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other... 
 

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (AMPH) Cut to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMPH) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company. It focuses primarily on developing, manufacturing, marketing, and selling generic and proprietary injectable and inhalation products. The company products include Enoxaparin Sodium Injection; Amphadase; Cortrosyn for Injection; and prefilled disposable emergency... 
 

Astronics (ATRO) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Astronics (NASDAQ:ATRO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. According to Zacks, “Astronics Corporation is a manufacturer of specialized lighting and electronics for the cockpit, cabin and exteriors of military, commercial transport and private business jet aircraft. A major lighting and electronics supplier to the aircraft industry, its strategy is to expand from a components and subsystems supplier to an aircraft lighting systems integrator,... 
 

Advaxis (ADXS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Advaxis (NASDAQ:ADXS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm presently has a $0.50 target price on the biotechnology company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target points to a potential upside of 29.23% from the stock’s previous close. According to Zacks, “Advaxis, Inc. is a development stage biotechnology company focused on developing safe and effective cancer vaccines that utilize multiple mechanisms... 
 

Cloudera (CLDR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Cloudera (NYSE:CLDR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. According to Zacks, “Cloudera, Inc. develops and distributes software for business data which include storage, access, management, analysis, security, search, processing and analysis applications. Its products include Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, Cloudera Analytic BD, Cloudera Operational DB, Cloudera Data Science & Engineering and Cloud Essentials. Cloudera, Inc. is... 
 

HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTGM) Receives “Buy” Rating from Cantor Fitzgerald

HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $7.00 target price on the medical research company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s target price suggests a potential upside of 157.35% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “We reaffirm our OW rating and think HTG’s EdgeSeq offers an attractive workflow solution that addresses key challenges in... 
 

6,051 Shares in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Purchased by BBT Capital Management LLC

BBT Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor acquired 6,051 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $302,000. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in DAL. IFM Investors Pty Ltd increased its holdings in shares of Delta Air Lines by 22.6% in the third quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd now owns 10,405 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued... 
 

GW&K Investment Management LLC Reduces Stake in Chuy’s Holdings Inc (CHUY)

GW&K Investment Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CHUY) by 7.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 555,829 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 42,965 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned 3.28% of Chuy’s worth $9,860,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of America Corp... 
 

GMS Inc (GMS) Shares Sold by Essex Investment Management Co. LLC

Essex Investment Management Co. LLC lessened its stake in GMS Inc (NYSE:GMS) by 79.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 13,303 shares of the company’s stock after selling 52,495 shares during the quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC’s holdings in GMS were worth $198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GMS. Victory Capital Management Inc.... 
 

Essex Investment Management Co. LLC Lowers Stake in Range Resources Corp. (RRC)

Essex Investment Management Co. LLC decreased its stake in shares of Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 71.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 17,615 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 44,492 shares during the quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $169,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Sit Investment Associates Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Range... 
 

Raymond James Reiterates Outperform Rating for Alamos Gold (AGI)

Alamos Gold (TSE:AGI) (NYSE:AGI)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Raymond James in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a C$8.50 target price on the stock. Raymond James’ price objective would suggest a potential upside of 34.49% from the stock’s previous close. AGI has been the topic of several other reports. Desjardins cut shares of Alamos Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th.... 
 

Brokerages Set Ensign Energy Services Inc (ESI) Price Target at $6.72

Shares of Ensign Energy Services Inc (TSE:ESI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$6.72. Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Scotiabank cut... 
 

Negative News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Price

News headlines about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) have been trending negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Johnson & Johnson earned a media sentiment score of -2.18 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that... 
 

Comerica Bank Decreases Position in MSA Safety Inc (MSA)

Comerica Bank reduced its stake in MSA Safety Inc (NYSE:MSA) by 0.3% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 65,050 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 203 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in MSA Safety were worth $6,371,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in MSA Safety in the fourth quarter worth approximately... 
 

Grana y Montero SAA (GRAM) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Grana y Montero SAA (NYSE:GRAM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Grana y Montero SAA operates as a holding company. The company through its subsidiaries operates engineering, construction, oil drilling, data processing services, telecommunications services, distribution of natural gas, and consulting. Grana y Montero SAA is based in Peru. “ Separately, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Grana y Montero SAA from an underweight rating to a... 
 

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Has $585,000 Holdings in E*TRADE Financial Corp (ETFC)

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI grew its position in E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 27.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,326 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,854 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in E*TRADE Financial were worth $585,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors... 
 

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Sells 39,108 Shares of Baytex Energy Corp (BTE)

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lowered its position in shares of Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) (TSE:BTE) by 11.9% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 290,050 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 39,108 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Baytex Energy were worth $510,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BTE. Blume Capital Management Inc. grew its... 
 

Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC Invests $450,000 in Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Stock

Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 5,354 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $450,000. A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Security National Trust Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Paypal by 3.0% during the 3rd quarter. Security National Trust Co. now owns 25,361 shares of the credit... 
 

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Grows Stake in Davita Inc (DVA)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its position in shares of Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA) by 38.9% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 343,483 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 96,169 shares during the quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s holdings in Davita were worth $17,674,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of... 
 

Comparing Five9 (FIVN) & MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A (MTEC)

Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) and MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A (NASDAQ:MTEC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends. Profitability This table compares Five9 and MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Five9 -0.09% 7.75% 2.80% MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A N/A N/A N/A Analyst... 
 

Head to Head Analysis: Barings Participation Investors (MPV) versus Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN)

Barings Participation Investors (NYSE:MPV) and Horizon Technology Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings. Profitability This table compares Barings Participation Investors and Horizon Technology Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Barings... 
 

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Receives $78.50 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $78.50. Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VNO shares. Citigroup decreased... 
 

Head-To-Head Analysis: ITOCHU CORP/ADR (ITOCY) versus Allergy Therapeutics (AGYTF)

ITOCHU CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:ITOCY) and Allergy Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:AGYTF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings. Valuation and Earnings This table compares ITOCHU CORP/ADR and Allergy Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio ITOCHU... 
 

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Has $17.06 Million Stake in Pandora Media Inc (P)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its holdings in shares of Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) by 383.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,108,400 shares of the Internet radio service’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,671,900 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned approximately 0.78% of Pandora Media worth $17,058,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares... 
 

Chicago Equity Partners LLC Buys 81 Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC increased its stake in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) by 4.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,841 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 81 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in HCA Healthcare were worth $229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their... 
 

Dupont Capital Management Corp Buys Shares of 78,982 Chesapeake Energy Co. (CHK)

Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,982 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $166,000. Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in shares of Chesapeake Energy by 52.4% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 2,337,502 shares of the oil... 
 

Dupont Capital Management Corp Takes Position in NOW Inc (DNOW)

Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new position in shares of NOW Inc (NYSE:DNOW) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 13,367 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000. Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rhumbline Advisers grew its holdings in shares of NOW by 66.7% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 340,151 shares of the oil and gas company’s... 
 

Creative Planning Has $231,000 Position in Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN)

Creative Planning raised its holdings in shares of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) by 37.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,933 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,150 shares during the period. Creative Planning’s holdings in Myriad Genetics were worth $231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MYGN.... 
 

Contrasting Ingevity (NGVT) & PQ Group (PQG)

Ingevity (NYSE:NGVT) and PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability. Earnings and Valuation This table compares Ingevity and PQ Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Ingevity $1.13 billion 4.22 $169.10 million $4.13 27.61 PQ... 
 

Tableau Software Inc (DATA) Insider Sells $2,748,282.81 in Stock

Tableau Software Inc (NYSE:DATA) insider Adam Selipsky sold 21,567 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.43, for a total transaction of $2,748,282.81. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 278,057 shares in the company, valued at approximately $35,432,803.51. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Adam Selipsky also recently made the following trade(s): On Thursday, February 14th,... 
 

Northwest Bancshares (NWBI) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ: NWBI) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms: 2/19/2019 – Northwest Bancshares was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Northwest Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company whose sole activity is the ownership of all of the issued and outstanding common stock of Northwest Savings Bank and the majority ownership of Jamestown Savings Bank. Northwest Savings Bank is a... 
 

Barkerville Gold Mines (BGM) Shares Up 4.7%

Shares of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd (CVE:BGM) shot up 4.7% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as C$0.46 and last traded at C$0.45. 622,703 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 144% from the average session volume of 254,783 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.75, a current ratio of 1.89 and a quick ratio of 1.65. The company has a market cap of $217.79 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.26. Barkerville Gold Mines (CVE:BGM) last announced its earnings results... 
 

Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Shares Sold by Bank of Montreal Can

Bank of Montreal Can lowered its position in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 79.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,786 shares of the company’s stock after selling 63,806 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Vistra Energy were worth $385,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VST. AXA bought a new position in shares of Vistra Energy during... 
 

Bank of Montreal Can Has $393,000 Position in Sensient Technologies Co. (SXT)

Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Sensient Technologies Co. (NYSE:SXT) by 30.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,045 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,657 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Sensient Technologies were worth $393,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their... 
 

Walmart (WMT) Rating Reiterated by Barclays

Walmart (NYSE:WMT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Barclays in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $113.00 target price on the retailer’s stock. Barclays‘s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.69% from the stock’s previous close. WMT has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walmart from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 19th. Daiwa Capital... 
 

Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA) Stake Lowered by Bank of Montreal Can

Bank of Montreal Can reduced its position in shares of Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) by 9.6% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,806 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 827 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Pegasystems were worth $374,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in shares... 
 

American Capital Management Inc. Buys 960 Shares of Repligen Co. (RGEN)

American Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Repligen Co. (NASDAQ:RGEN) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,675 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 960 shares during the quarter. American Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.16% of Repligen worth $3,727,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).... 
 

Arizona State Retirement System Raises Position in Preferred Bank (PFBC)

Arizona State Retirement System increased its position in shares of Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) by 6.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,476 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,246 shares during the quarter. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Preferred Bank were worth $931,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of PFBC.... 
 

McDermott International Inc (MDR) Position Reduced by Alps Advisors Inc.

Alps Advisors Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of McDermott International Inc (NYSE:MDR) by 4.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 24,542 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 1,221 shares during the quarter. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in McDermott International were worth $161,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Stratos... 
 

Arizona State Retirement System Decreases Position in Quanta Services Inc (PWR)

Arizona State Retirement System decreased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 18.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 30,004 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 6,744 shares during the quarter. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $903,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes... 
 

American Capital Management Inc. Acquires 491 Shares of Proto Labs Inc (PRLB)

American Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) by 0.4% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 132,900 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 491 shares during the period. American Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Proto Labs were worth $14,990,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of PRLB. 361 Capital LLC acquired a new position in Proto Labs in the fourth... 
 

Alps Advisors Inc. Acquires 76 Shares of M&T Bank Co. (MTB)

Alps Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of M&T Bank Co. (NYSE:MTB) by 4.9% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,617 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 76 shares during the quarter. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in M&T Bank were worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in MTB. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new position in shares... 
 

John Bean Technologies Corp (JBT) Shares Sold by Alps Advisors Inc.

Alps Advisors Inc. cut its holdings in shares of John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) by 9.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,637 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 364 shares during the quarter. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in John Bean Technologies were worth $261,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares... 
 

Medtronic PLC (MDT) Shares Bought by Alley Co LLC

Alley Co LLC boosted its stake in shares of Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) by 2.6% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 58,371 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,469 shares during the period. Medtronic comprises 1.7% of Alley Co LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest holding. Alley Co LLC’s holdings in Medtronic were worth $5,309,000 as of its most recent filing with... 
 

Tilly’s Inc (TLYS) Position Cut by Alps Advisors Inc.

Alps Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of Tilly’s Inc (NYSE:TLYS) by 4.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,233 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 1,254 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Tilly’s were worth $274,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in TLYS. BlackRock Inc. boosted its... 
 

Advisors Asset Management Inc. Has $336,000 Position in US Concrete Inc (USCR)

Advisors Asset Management Inc. lowered its position in US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ:USCR) by 20.3% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 9,518 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 2,424 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in US Concrete were worth $336,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in USCR. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake... 
 

BidaskClub Upgrades Artesian Resources (ARTNA) to “Hold”

Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Artesian Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. NASDAQ:ARTNA opened at $39.82 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $361.11... 
 

Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday. Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bottomline Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Needham & Company LLC dropped their price objective on Bottomline Technologies to $62.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company... 
 

BidaskClub Downgrades IBERIABANK (IBKC) to Sell

IBERIABANK (NASDAQ:IBKC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Several other research firms have also weighed in on IBKC. Zacks Investment Research lowered IBERIABANK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Stephens set a $85.00 price target on IBERIABANK and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday,... 
 

Janney Montgomery Scott Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Harvard Bioscience (HBIO)

Janney Montgomery Scott reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Harvard Bioscience (NASDAQ:HBIO) in a research report report published on Monday. Separately, ValuEngine cut Harvard Bioscience from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Shares of Harvard Bioscience stock opened at $4.01 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $145.43 million, a PE ratio of 80.20 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. Harvard Bioscience... 
 
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